Crime

SGPC member Langah whose where abouts were in the knowledge of Punjab police finally surrenders in Gurdapur CJM’s court

October 04, 2017 09:59 PM
Former Akali SGPC Cmember Sucha Singh Langah

Chandigarh: Former Akali cabinet minister Sucha Singh Langah, on was on the run since September 29 after he was booked for rape case, finally surrendered in a Gurdaspur court on Wednesday. 

Langah's lawyer said, “We submitted a surrender application which was accepted by the court after my client submitted him to the process of the law. The public prosecutor sought a 10-day police remand. However, the judge sent him to five days in police custody.”

The Punjab police which wad callus about arresting Langah allowed him to manage to reach district courts. 

Accompanied by his lawyers, Langah walked into the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Mohit Bansal at 2.15 pm.

The judge sent him to police remand till October 9. The public prosecutor had sought a 10-day remand claiming that “some important recoveries were to be made from him”. 

His lawyers made a plea that it was a “politically motivated case and that their client was being falsely implicated”. 

His lawyer said, “We submitted a surrender application which was accepted by the court after my client submitted him to the process of the law. The public prosecutor sought a 10-day police remand. However, the judge sent him to five days in police custody.” 

Langah was immediately taken to the civil hospital for the mandatory medical examination. He will be lodged in the Gurdaspur City police station where an FIR has been registered against him under Section 376 of the IPC.

Meanwhile, 150 members of the Satkar Committee, a religious organisation, lodged a protest inside the court complex. They raised slogans against Langah and ran after the police vehicle when he was being taken to the civil hospital.

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